works and lives in Berlin, Germany and Kouvola, Finland.

Eeva-Liisa Puhakka is a multidisciplinary artist, who works with variety of media, including installations, video art, sculptures and environmental art. Her works are moments, atmospheric experiences and narratives at the same time. The nature of her art is usually site-specific and she work with the space. She puts the viewer in the middle of the installation, so to create the work through direct experience and the experience transmits through images, sound, objects, moving or inactive objects and even smells. By applying a poetic language she absorb the storytelling art in her art practice.

Many of themes in her works approaches memory and time from divers angles using methods such as storytelling, the sense of smell and imprints of history in architecture. Themes encountered time, memory, landscapes, technology, nature and animal. In the latest works she explores the relationship between man and nature. By making kinetic sculptures she wants to question the themes of freedom and independence.

Puhakka has graduated from Valand Art Academy, University of Gothenburg, department of media art and Helsinki University of Technology (nowadays Aalto University), department of water and environmental engineering. Puhakka’s works has been widely presented in exhibitions, such as Ostrale Dresden, WRO Media Art Festival, Piksel Norway, Cairo Video Festival, VIA/EXIT media art festivals, Galleri Box, Transmediale Vorspiele and KW Berlin. In 2017 she had a solo exhibition in Kleiner Salon, Berlin and she was shortlisted to the Below Zero Prize in London.

She is a member of Scent Club Berlin, a collective of artists, designers, scientists and those working in and between scents and smells and these fields of practice. The group focuses on scent and olfaction as a medium for art, science, and technology, expression and experimentation. She was a member of production and curatorial teams in Nordic Environmental Art and Science Symposium in Helsinki 2017. She has been an assistant curator for Landscape-Metropolis exhibition in Berlin 2015 and Ars Lieke 2014 exhibition in Kouvola art museum in Finland. And she has curated video screenings to Wasteland festivals.


2009 MFA, media art, Valand School of Fine Arts, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
2007 3 years art degree, Art School Maa, Helsinki, Finland.
2004 Diploma in Visual Arts, Free Art School, Helsinki, Finland.
2001 MSc, environmental engineering, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland.


Emerge/ncy, Transmediale Vorspiel2018, Berlin, Germany.
Luftlinie /28. Kunstschau, Artmuseum Ahrenshoop, Germany.
KC Grad, Belgrad, Serbia.
Antares Artcenter, Kouvola, Finland.

Top Schillerpalais, Berlin, Germany.
Kutscherhaus Recklinghausen, Germany.
Ars Sippola, Antares, Kouvola, Finland.
Process Space Art Festival, Ruse, Bulgaria.
BcmArte gallery, Kleiner Salon, Berlin, Germany (soloshow).
Dada post, Berlin, Germany.
At This Point In Time, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Via media art festival, Maubeuge, France.
Galleri Box, Göteborg, Sweden.
Exit media art festival, Creteil, France.
Castle Wolkersdorf, Austria.
Grey Cube galleries, Helsinki, Finland.
10th Water tower art festival, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Artists without borders, Consulate General of Austria, Istanbul, Turkey.
Artists without borders, gallery Karşı Sanat, Ankara, Turkey.

Cairo Video Festival, Cairo, Egypt.
Piksel festival, Bergen, Norway.
Gallery Poriginal, Pori, Finland.
Deep Trash: The Animal Farm, London, UK.
One night stand, gallery KW, Berlin, Germany.
Cultivating Cultures, audiovisual festival, Lviv, Ukraine.
WRO Resume exhibition, best of biennale 2015, Wroclau, Poland.
Landscape-Metropolis exhibition, Schöneweide, Berlin, Germany.
Water tower art festival, Sofia, Bulgaria.
WRO Media Art Biennale, Wroclau, Poland.
Digital Art exhibition, Helsinki, Finland.

Gallery SIM, Reykjavik, Iceland.
Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin, Germany.
Liebig12, Berlin, Germany.
Kunsthalle Porvoo, Finland.
Titanik gallery, Turku, Finland (soloshow).
Environmental art exhibition LARU14, Helsinki, Finland.
Wasteland festival, Kouvola, Finland. Curating the video screening.
Huuto gallery, Jätkäsaari, Helsinki, Finland (soloshow).
Kampen Visningsrum, Oslo, Norway.
WAAW residency, St Louis, Senegal.
Ars Lieke 2014, electronic art exhibition, Kouvola art museum, Finland.

Bronx World Film, NYC, US.
Environmental art exhibition LARU13, Helsinki, Finland.
Wasteland festival, Kouvola, Finland.
Environmental art exhibition, Vartiosaari, Helsinki, Finland.
Eco art exhibition and residency in Kronstadt, Russia.
Environmental art exhibition, Ars Sippola, Kouvola, Finland.
Athens Slingshot, GA, USA.

Environmental art exhibition LARU12, Helsinki, Finland.
Environmental art camp and exhibition, Tolstjakovo, Russia.
Ostrale12, international contemporary art exhibition, Dresden, Germany.
Wasteland festival, Kouvola. Finland.
Ateljehof Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany.

Freies Museum Project Space, Berlin, Germany.
Environmental art exhibition LARU11, Helsinki, Finland.
00130Gallery Project Room, Helsinki, Finland. (soloshow).

Environmental art exhibition, LARU10, Helsinki, Finland.
Wasteland festival, an art festival in Kouvola, Finland.
Environmental art exhibition, Ars Sippola, Kouvola, Finland.

Masters degree show, gallery Rotor 1, Valand, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Gallery Rotor 2, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Gallery Ruutikellari, Hamina, Finland.
Gallery Rotor 2, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Gallery Maa-tila, Helsinki, Finland.

Gallery Rotor 1, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Gallery Konstepidemi, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Bachelor degree show, Cable factory, Helsinki, Finland.

Viaborg library, Helsinki, Finland.
Nifca, Helsinki, Finland.
Public art project. Paintings of disabled children transferred to the wall of public building (Makkaratalo). A member of the working group.

Gallery Viileä Punainen, Helsinki, Finland.
Nifca, Helsinki, Finland.
Kontupiste. Helsinki, Finland.
S-gallery. Helsinki, Finland.

2005-2007, a member of a performance group “Kuu-Maa”.


Rome, Italy. 2018.
Can Serrat, Catalonia. 2017-2018.
Obras, Portugal. 2016.
Edinburgh, Scotland. 2015.
SIM, Reykjavik, Iceland. 2014-2015.
WAAW, Saint Louis, Senegal. 2014.
SERDE, Latvia. 2013.
Kronstadt, Russia. 2013.
Sfakiotes Residency Programme, Greece. 2011 & 2012.

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